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Thank you for your interest in employment with LSU, where all employees play a critical role in achieving success in classrooms, communities, and offices and fostering an environment to support Louisiana State University’s mission of providing world-class education and successful student development. LSU also offers outstanding benefits to all eligible employees and their dependents. Visit Why LSU? for more information about our location, community, and culture!

Please note job seekers not currently employed by LSU and current LSUA, LSUE, LSUS, and LSUHSC employees must apply through the LSU Careers website. Only those applicants that apply online will be considered for employment. LSU does not accept resumes via email or any outside source (i.e. Monster). The Louisiana State University Career Opportunities website provides job seekers a list of all open positions across LSU, LSUA, LSUE, LSUS, LSU AgCenter, LSU Law, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Internal applicants, currently employed by LSU, including current student employees and graduate assistants, should apply by searching ‘Find Jobs’ in Workday. 

**An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Candidates may not begin employment until a background check has been conducted and deemed satisfactory by HRM.

Labor Condition Application Notices

Louisiana State University posts its Labor Condition Application (LCA) notices for non-immigrant workers on the Office of International Services (ISO) website

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LSU Employee Types

Classified/Civil Service employees are all employees in positions covered by the provisions of the State Civil Service System. All actions affecting classified employees are made in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations. Classified employees are critical in creating and fostering an environment to support Louisiana State University’s mission of providing world-class education and successful student development. Classified positions include: custodians, maintenance workers, horticultural attendants, drivers, and more! Select Civil Service positions require a passing score on a Civil Service test. If testing is required for a position, the requirement will be indicated in the job advertisement. Please visit the State Civil Service Testing Information webpage for more information. 

Professional employees include administrative officers and professional staff, as well as all employees in positions exempt from the provisions of the State Civil Service System. Employees in this category are sometimes termed “unclassified.” Professional Employees play a critical role in the university’s ability to achieve success in classrooms, communities, and offices.

Faculty are at the heart of Louisiana State University’s land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant mission of providing a world-class education to challenge students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Appointment types include tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenured faculty positions, as well as clinical and research positions.

Other academic employees include part-time members of the academic staff and full-time members of the academic staff below the rank of instructor, or equivalent. Employees with academic responsibilities who do not hold faculty rank and part-time faculty (instructors and above) are also included in this classification including: clinical, teaching, research and library associates; lecturers; and part-time faculty or adjunct faculty. Employees in this category are sometimes termed “non-faculty academic.”

LSU offers a variety of student employment experiences across many academic and administrative departments, allowing students to seek out work experiences that fit their interests and skill set. Visit the Student Employment Webpage for information on employment opportunities on and off-campus!  Questions? Contact the Office of Student Employment at stuemployment@lsu.edu.

Becoming a Temporary or WAE (Wages as Earned) employee is a wonderful way to get a foot in the door at LSU. These positions allow individuals to contribute while learning how the university works and develop skills through a variety of assignments. Temporary and WAE employees are employed for a fixed term, and in some instances, these positions are seasonal or part-time. 

Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Future LSU Employees: Access the LSU Career site, log in, then click the “My Job Applications” button. In the Candidate stage column you will see the most updated status of your application. 


Current LSU Employees: Log in to Workday. Type “My Job Applications” in the search bar. In the Candidate stage column you will see the most updated status of your application.

Internal Applicants are currently employed by LSU’s Baton Rouge campus. This includes full-time employees, part-time employees, current student employees and graduate assistants. Current LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center Employees should contact the HR Generalists at hr@lsu.edu for further instruction. 

External Applicants are not currently employed by LSU. This includes applicants who have previously been employed by LSU and current LSUA, LSUE, LSUS and LSUHSC employees.

Please contact the HR Generalist at hr@lsu.edu and attach the missing documents. Please note, the HR Generalists will need the Requisition number (e.g. R00012345) listed on the job posting.

The LSU Career Site only allows applicants to apply for a job one time. Please contact the HR Generalist at hr@lsu.edu to request that your application be reactivated. Please note, the HR Generalists will need the Requisition number (e.g. R00012345) listed on the job posting.

It is not unusual for us to receive up to 200 applications for a given position. While you may meet the qualifications for the particular position, there may have been other applicants who met and exceeded the qualifications and/or met the preferred qualifications for the position. Typically, 5-10 applicants will be selected for interviews by departments for a given position.

We welcome any interested international applicants to apply for positions at LSU! International Services processes non-immigrant visa petitions which the University sponsors (H-1B, TN, E-3, and O-1); US employment-based permanent residence applications (PERM and Outstanding Professor and Researcher applications); and J-1 visa documentation for Exchange Visitors (scholars and interns). 

There are several different shifts depending on the department of the custodial positions. The shifts could be day or night, weekends, or weekdays. If you are contacted for an interview, please discuss the shift with the hiring manager.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Some positions have a well-defined salary and hiring ranges. Unfortunately, not all do. We encourage you to apply for this position. If you are contacted for an interview, we encourage you to discuss your salary expectations with the hiring manager.

Official transcripts are not required at the time of application but are required at the time of hire. Official transcripts should be sent to the respective hiring department at that time.

Unless otherwise specified, references and their contact information will be requested in the later stages of the recruitment process. The hiring committee will reach out to you via email and/or phone to request this information. If a recommendation letter is requested with the application, detailed instructions will be listed on the job posting. 

You will be contacted via email or phone call. It is each department’s discretion on how they contact candidates.

The results to your background check will be mailed directly to the address you provided on your background check request. You have five business days from receiving the adverse action letter and background check results to work with HireRight, LSU’s background check vendor.

If a position no longer appears in your job search, then it has been closed, canceled, or filled by the department. All of our positions with a closing date listed will close at 12:01 am CT (1:01 am ET) on the date listed. Please continue to visit the applicant site and apply for new jobs as they become available.

When looking at postings online, pay particular attention to the “Minimum Qualifications” field. Qualified applicants must meet all of the requirements at the time of their application. In some instances, a required License or Certification may also be listed on the job posting. The most qualified applicants will likely also meet some or all of the qualifications listed in the “Preferred Qualifications” section.

Please contact the HR Generalist at hr@lsu.edu to specify. Please note, the HR Generalists will need the Requisition number (e.g. R00012345) listed on the job posting.

Please contact the HR Generalists at hr@lsu.edu or 225-578-8200 for further instructions.